Taking the Job Home

Posted: June 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Do you take your job home with you at night? I was just thinking about this the other night and realized when you work in a job like this one, it is nearly impossible to not take your job home. Every time there is a car crash in the news, I hope and pray there isn’t alcohol involved, I read articles in the paper on underage drinking, special enforcement efforts and liquor licenses and I seem to always be able to find a way to discuss designating a sober driver or positive parenting no matter where I am at.

It took me awhile to realize why. It is not because alcohol is so prevalent in our culture as I initially thought it was. It is because when you meet and work with people who have been impacted by alcohol-related crashes, it is impossible not to be consumed with a passion for ending drunk driving. These victims are the reason all of us working in this business don’t just go home at night and leave our jobs behind. Because they can’t leave their grief or their loss behind. And while we can never bring loved ones back, or magically heal an injured person, we can work to change the world so someday it won’t happen to anyone else.

So, I guess I will keep on taking my work home and thinking about my job even on my days off, because if all this work we are doing makes a difference in even just one life, it is worth it. I hope you might think about taking my job home with you too, and the next time you have the chance to talk about designating a sober driver or why underage drinking is dangerous, I hope you do. And know, I will be too!


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